Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Erik Jones earned his second-career Camping World Truck Series win Friday night in the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway, leading three times for a race-high 131 laps in his first win of the season. KBM driver Darrell Wallace Jr. finished 13th in the race; he led the first 41 laps of the 200-lap race.
Wallace Jr., in the No. 54 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra, and Jones, in the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra, made up the front row after qualifying. Wallace Jr. earned his second-career pole in the series with a lap of 137.279 mph (22.946 seconds), while Jones took the outside pole with a speed of 137.189 mph (22.961 seconds).
"That was awesome - we definitely drove it hard and this thing had nothing left in at the end," said Jones on the KBM website. "That was a great race with Ryan (Blaney) - great competitor and a great guy to race against. He raced me hard, race me clean and we have always showed a lot of respect to each other. Happy to get this ToyotaCare Tundra to victory lane for everyone at KBM - the pit crew did a great job. I have to thank Joe Gibbs Racing Engines, ButlerBuilt Seats, Camping World and the fans."
Ryan Blaney finished second in the American Ethanol 200, followed by Matt Crafton. Former KBM driver Joey Coulter finished fourth, followed by another former KBM driver, German Quiroga.
The next Camping World Truck Series event is the “Mudsummmer Classic” at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Keep up with the action at www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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